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I suppose that the picture above is some kind of a joke. But I am not able to catch the point. I would understand if there was something like "where the winning means that the head will stay on your neck". Or is "get a head" an idiom?

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To get ahead means to make progress, to get ahead of someone means to outrun or outpace them, to leave them behind.

Of course, with a guillotine, one person (the one operating the device) gets a head and another loses a head.

Maybe in this game the goal is to decapitate your opponents?

There's another bit of wordplay with "revolutionary".

  • He'll never be the head of a major corporation..
    – Neil
    Dec 1, 2017 at 13:50
  • 1
    But politics is a career that remains open to him.
    – TimR
    Dec 1, 2017 at 14:39
  • Just do not lose your head over it, though. Dec 1, 2017 at 21:51

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